Despite the rainy Chicago weather, there was record attendance at the 2017 Annual Meeting, held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on October 12-14. Thursday sessions included a CO*RE REMS presentation by Dr. Daniel Williams for physicians who prescribe opioids, Spinal Surgery, Sports Medicine, and the Residents and Fellows Session, where top winning research papers were presented. Friday sessions included Pediatric, Shoulder and Elbow, Hand and Adult Reconstruction topics. Saturday sessions included Trauma and Foot and Ankle topics. Saturday morning, the Business Session offered lectures on tax planning, asset protection, insurance options, financial planning, student loan planning and contract legal implications. The afternoon general session included a wide variety of lectures about rotator cuff tears, outpatient joint replacement, pediatric lower extremity deformity correction, patient reported outcomes and alternative employment models.
Congratulations to this year’s Award Recipients! (Pictured with AOAO President Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO)
Bob Green, DO Memorial Award Winner for 2016: Aaron D. Boyles, DO
Knotty Cane Award: Dennis C. Blackburn, DO
The Morton J. Morris, DO, JD Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education: James J. Pollifrone, DO
Appreciative Award: Peter A. Ajluni, DO (Not pictured)
David C. Angelillo, DO
Lawrence I. Barr, DO
Sarkis M. Bedikian, DO
Scott L. Buckel, DO
Richard L. Crank, DO
Daniel C. Eby, DO
Eric J. Letonoff, DO
Christiaan N. Mamczak, DO
Amanda Martin, DO
James Nace, DO, MPT
William E. Neway, III, DO
Daniel K. Ruggles, DO
Peter A. Sarkos, DO
Michael P. Schmidt, DO
John W. Witczak, DO
Past Presidents Breakfast – Saturday, October 14
L to R: Steven J. Heithoff, DO; Philip T. Schmitt, DO; H. Brent Bamberger, DO; James J. Pollifrone, DO; Lee Vander Lugt (Executive Director); John S. Urse, DO; Charles D. Kerr, DO; Jerry F. Gurkoff, DO
Abstracts & Posters – Digital Poster Session
Residents, fellows and students who were awarded top scores for their research presented their digital poster on Saturday, October 14. Posters were presented in all specialties including general, adult reconstruction, foot and ankle, hand, pediatrics, spine, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow and trauma.
Exhibitors & Sponsors
The Academy is grateful to our exhibitors and sponsors for their general support of the 2017 Annual Meeting. View our supporters.
Congratulations to Exhibitor Bingo winners!
- Denise Steidelmeier, DO – YETI cooler
- Keith Pitchford, DO – Hawke Binoculars
- Chad Williams, DO – Bose Wireless Headphones